The 1949 season included the first football game between Arkansas and current Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt. Geno Mazzanti was the Razorbacks' leading rusher in 1949 with 757 rushing yards on 123 carries (6.2 yards per carry). Don Logue lead the team in passing, completing 31 of 79 passes for 374 yards. Future NFL player and college football broadcaster Pat Summerall, a freshman, led the Razorbacks in receiving categories in 1949 with 17 catches for 298 yards. Summerall also played defensive line and placekicker.